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A Landmark Lost

‘Suspicious’ fire destroys historic tavern PICKENS — A “suspicious” weekend fire destroyed a Pickens County landmark billed as the oldest More »

Police: 3 caught during burglary at Liberty plant

LIBERTY — Three Upstate men were caught red-handed as they were trying to steal material from a Liberty manufacturing plant More »

Honoring heritage

  Local residents joined with members of the Pickens County Historical Society Saturday to commemorate the placing of more than More »

Scholarship winners

The Charles F. Rogers Scholarship committee recently announced this year’s selections for the Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Award. Tori Morris More »

Dream Center provides A HAND UP for those in need

Opportunity Village shining on national stage By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com EASLEY — A local effort to provide a More »

Fort Prince George DAR holds annual awards day

EASLEY — The Fort Prince George Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual awards day. More »

 

A Landmark Lost

‘Suspicious’ fire destroys historic tavern

PICKENS — A “suspicious” weekend fire destroyed a Pickens County landmark billed as the oldest continually operating beer joint in the state, police said.

According to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe, a passing motorist alerted authorities about flames spotted near the front porch area of Bob’s Place shortly before midnight Saturday.

Hashe said the tavern, which he said was “in a remote area of the county” near the North Carolina line on U.S. Highway 178 north of Pickens, was declared a total loss.

“The sheriff’s office is working closely with fire officials and has determined that the fire is suspicious,” Hashe said.

Although no arrests had been made at press time Tuesday, Hashe said this week that

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Police: 3 caught during burglary at Liberty plant

LIBERTY — Three Upstate men were caught red-handed as they were trying to steal material from a Liberty manufacturing plant in broad daylight over the weekend, according to police.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hahse said deputies responded to

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Graduations set Saturday

COUNTY — Pickens County high school seniors will walk across a stage and into their futures on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of students will receive their diplomas as Daniel, Easley, Liberty and Pickens high schools hold graduation ceremonies at their football stadiums on Saturday morning.

Graduations are planned at 8:30 a.m. at each of the four schools. Although rain was not in the forecast at press time Tuesday, the schools each have plans to move graduation into the gymnasium in case of inclement weather.

For more detailed information about each of the four schools’ graduations, visit pickens.k12.sc.us/about_us/what_s_new/graduation_2017.

 

Belt-tightening to put Liberty back in black

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — Liberty officials see a path to putting the city’s finances back in the black.

But that plan won’t come without changes.

Officials held an information session May 16 at the Rosewood Center. Another is planned for June 3.

“We’re not here to throw stones at any previous mayor or any previous council,”

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Names to be added to Clemson Scroll of Honor in Memorial Day ceremony

By Ken Scar
Clemson University

kscar@clemson.edu

CLEMSON — Two names will be added to Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor — the monument that recognizes Clemson alumni who died on active military service — in a Memorial Day ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Charles Carroll Biggerstaff, class of 1920, and Theodore Williams Gaines, class of 1909, were identified as qualifying for the Scroll of Honor through research by U.S. Air Force Maj. Brock Lusk of Clemson’s aerospace studies departemnt.

Biggerstaff, of Rowesville, South Carolina, left Clemson College in January 1918 and joined the Army’s Aviation Corps. He was commissioned as a

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Honoring heritage

 

Local residents joined with members of the Pickens County Historical Society Saturday to commemorate the placing of more than 500 Confederate Iron Crosses on the graves of Pickens County Confederate veterans and the 100th anniversary of the James L. Orr Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at the annual Confederate Memorial Day celebration at the Hagood-Mauldin House in Pickens. See more photo on our FaceBook page.

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American Legion plans Memorial Day events

PICKENS — In honor of Memorial Day, Pickens American Legion Pots 11 has planned three events around the area on Monday, according to public relations officer Joe Acampora.

The first event will be a memorial service scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Sunrise

Issaqueena rides again

People packed Six Mile’s Main Street for the annual Issaqueena Festival on Saturday. Beautiful weather made for a large crowd to enjoy all the food, live music, arts and crafts, classic cars and more the festival had to offer.

Rocky Nimmons/Courier

PPCCDC annual golf tournament

PICKENS — Pickens Presbyterian Church Child Development Center’s sixth annual golf tournament will be held on Friday, June 23, at the Pickens Country Club. Registration is set for 9 a.m., with a shotgun start getting underway at 9:30 a.m. The

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Womanless beauty pageant scheduled June 10 in Pickens

PICKENS — A womanless beauty pageant is planned at the Pickens Senior Community Center on Saturday, June 10, at 7 p.m.

The price of admission is $5 for the event, written by Carol Baker, directed by Helen Dodgens and narrated by Mark Krieger. The contestants — all male of course — will be introduced by Sarah Allison and Baker.

Patsy Nix and Wayne O’Shields also have parts in the pageant. The pageant band will

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